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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012

‘Flight’ and more new movies

Denzel Washington plays Whip Whitaker in “Flight.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)
In this week’s new movies, Denzel Washington give yet another star turn in “Flight” and the enthralling film “The Loneliest Planet” earns itself a four-star rating. Here’s what the Post critics thought:

Flight” (R) “Just in time for the holiday travel season, ‘Flight’ brings audiences perhaps the most harrowing scenes of a troubled airplane ever committed to film.” — Ann Hornaday

The Loneliest Planet” (Unrated) “... a mesmerizing drama about a footloose couple that, while not spectacular on the surface, manages to plumb some shattering truths about men, women, intimacy and power.” — Ann Hornaday

Wreck-It Ralph” (PG) “Here’s what the reviews would say if ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ were an actual video game and not a video-game-themed movie: Great concept and graphics, weak story mode.” — Michael O’Sullivan

The Flat” (Unrated) “As [Arnon] Goldfinger’s film suggests, perhaps we can’t help but wall off the horrors we enact, and those that are enacted upon us. Maybe we have to lock them away in the vault, along with the rest of our forgotten pain, in order to avoid going slowly, inexorably mad.” — Michael O’Sullivan

A Late Quartet” (R) “‘A Late Quartet’ is a half-glass of a movie, full of superlative performances and sublime music but empty when it comes to a story rife with melodrama and trite plot conventions.” — Ann Hornaday

Brooklyn Castle” (Unrated) “Friday night lights are not nearly as exciting as Saturday morning checkmates at Brooklyn public middle school I.S. 318, which has a consistently acclaimed chess team. It might be surprising to hear, but observing is riveting, too, especially when looking through the lens of the enlightening, inspiring and expertly crafted documentary ‘Brooklyn Castle.’”— Stephanie Merry

The Details” (R) “Sure, ‘The Details’ is funny enough, in a dark (and actually surprisingly violent) way. But there’s no real epiphany, other than the revelation that — wait for it — life goes on.” — Michael O’Sullivan

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